William P. (Bill) Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer, Agilent Technologies

William P. (Bill) Sullivan
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William P. (Bill) Sullivan is chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies, a position he has held since March 2005.

Sullivan has led Agilent’s evolution from a diversified technologies company to its recent re-launch as a leader in the growing life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets.

Sullivan was previously the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

He joined Hewlett-Packard Co., Agilent’s predecessor, in 1976. In 1995, he was promoted to general manager of the Optical Communication Division, and two years later was named general manager of the Communication Semiconductor Solutions Division. Sullivan became general manager and vice president of the Components Group (renamed SPG) in 1998. In 1999, when Agilent was spun off from HP, he was named to the top position within SPG.

Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis. He serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose, California.

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